Lloyd achieved mainstream success in the US with the solo version of her single "Want U Back", which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Lloyd's debut album, Sticks and Stones had two releases: its standard edition and a US version.In the following week, Lloyd performed "Girlfriend", followed by "Walk This Way".Both performances were credited by the judges, and she was saved by the public vote the following night, securing her position in the semifinal. Has Grimshaw recorded the best ever debut 'Loser's Single'? " and "Aiden Grimshaw get in my bed" were among the early comments, and we found it hard to disagree.Lloyd sang a rendition of "Just Be Good to Me" in the first of the live shows.In the second live show, she performed "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)." In the third live show, she sang a mashup of "No Diggity" and "Shout", and in the fourth live show, she sang "Stay." This was the first time Lloyd did not rap in her performance, and Cowell even called it "the performance of the series." In week five, Lloyd sang "Empire State of Mind", but the judges stated that after the previous week they were disappointed.The song was described as a "memo of Cher to her fans to say she is back and she is stronger than ever".She had previously performed at holiday camps and said she received a mixed reaction to her music, but was a big hit with X Factor judges at the time.She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy.but suffered from tonsillitis and was unable to complete the song.